Gordon & MacPhail

Mortlach

1971

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 108
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Specifications
Brand: Mortlach, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1971
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 108
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Polished mahogany, bees wax, fresh tangerine pieces, black banana, sourcherries and the merest puff of peat smoke.
Palate: The peat is prominent, a mélange of stewed fruits: more sour cherries, rum soaked raisins, overripe plums, clove and cinnamon, marmalade and rich caramel sauce.
Finish: Luxurious, with cherries and woody spice leaving traces.
Comment: Magnificent in every way, especially the finish.
9.1
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Brown melted sugar, figs, brown parcel paper, parkin cake, fir trees,seasoned logs, almost a mothball note, antique boxes.
Palate: Toast and Oxford marmalade, blood oranges, the spices (cinnamon and cumin) start to build gently.
Finish: Long and sweet.
Comment: Shows its age well and with balance.
8.5
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Mortlach Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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